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Palestinians: Israel must agree on borders

July 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Abbas convened a special gathering of top Palestinian officials for what could be a make-or-break decision on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest efforts to relaunch peace talks with Israel. (AP...

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Fertilizer industry grows despite safety concerns

July 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 photo, Brian Moody, the executive director of Tuscola Economic Development, Inc., stands in front of a corn field outside Tuscola, Ill., that a firm looking for a site to build a massive new fertilizer plant is considering....

S. Calif. wildfire forces more evacuations

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Helicopter crews work the Mountain Fire as it burns in the wilderness near Lake Hemet, Calif. Tuesday, July 17th, 2013. Officials say the wildfire in the mountains west of Palm Springs has destroyed three houses and three mobile homes and is threatening...

Mom, 3 sons killed crossing notorious Philly road

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Family members react as they watch investigators at the scene of a fatal accident on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Tuesday evening July 16, 2013. Philadelphia police are investigating whether cars may have been drag racing when a...

Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this magazine cover image released by Wenner Media, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the Aug. 1, 2013 issue of “Rolling Stone.” (AP Photo/Wenner Media) NEW YORK (AP) — Sultry eyes burn into the camera...

Senate clears hurdle for Labor secretary nominee

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo, Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. The Senate voted by the slimmest margin...

House votes to delay parts of health care law

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., center, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., right, chairman of the House Education Committee, walk to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote to delay the individual and employer mandates of President Barack Obama’s...

UC Regents confirm Muslim student to board

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sadia Saifuddin, left, talks with regent Richard Blum, right, after her confirmation at a University of California Board of Regents meeting Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in San Francisco. The University of California’s governing board confirmed the first...

ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

An Alexandria Police Department squad car is seen outfitted with a license plate scanner mounted to the trunk, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Local police departments across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and...

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 15, 2013, photo President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, from Union, Iowa, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama on Tuesday, July 16,...